German SIG #Germany ViewMate translation requests (Hebrew on old grave stones) #germany

Fran Luebke <franluebke@...>

Dr. Helmut Schmahl, a longtime friend and historian >from Alzey, Germany,
is participating in a large multifaceted project to remember the Jews of
that city. His students recently placed commemorative Stolperstein in
front of the residences of Jews who were deported and died in
concentration camps.

In addition, he is working with the local historical society to
commemorate the 200th anniversary of the “new” (1810) Jewish cemetery in
Alzey. They have the goal of cataloguing and transcribing the readable
headstones. The German inscriptions are not a problem but those working
on the project are unable to transcribe those written in Hebrew. Dr.
Schmahl has assisted many people and helped preserve the history of the
Jewish communities in his region. This is one way of giving and
receiving all at once. I would be delighted if some of our members could
help make this goal a reality.

I have posted images of the Hebrew inscriptions on five headstones on
ViewMate at the following addresses.

There are 14 headstones and I will be posting them in groups. ViewMate
allows 5 images per week so the process will take a month. The original
photos exceed the ViewMate size limit so have been adjusted in size and
the contrast tweaked to aid viewing. If you wish to have the original
jpg sent directly to you, please contact me privately.

If even a few of the headstones could be transcribed, it would be a
wonderful addition to their historical records. Thank you very, very much.

Fran Loeb Luebke, Brookfield, WI USA

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